Internship and apprenticeship opportunities are a great way for students, recent graduates, and entry-level employees to gain a better understanding of the cybersecurity workforce and the requirements needed to be successful in the workplace. Over the last few years, the number of internships and apprenticeships has increased, with thousands of active programs across the U.S.. Explore various internship and apprenticeship opportunities in the federal government and cybersecurity industry virtually and around the country below.


Select the cybersecurity and IT internship opportunities below to learn more about your options or use the finder and search features to tailor your desired preferences:

  • CISA’s Cyber and IT Interns
    • Apply to be a cybersecurity or information technology intern at CISA to better understand how to protect our nation from cyber threats. High school, college students, and graduate-level students should utilize these paid internship positions.
  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Internship Program
    • This 10–12-week program is available to students in high school, undergraduate, and graduate programs. Use the concepts you learned through coursework to be successful in DHS’s cybersecurity mission areas.
  • Pathways Internship Programs
    • The U.S. Department of State’s Pathways Internship Program includes both the Internship Experience Program (IEP) and the Internship Temporary Program (ITEP). Both programs provide students with paid opportunities to explore federal careers.
  • Students & Recent Graduates Program 
    • The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Internship Program provides students in high school, college, trade school, and other qualifying educational institutions with paid opportunities while completing their education.
    • Use the filters on USAJobs to search for a plethora of cybersecurity and IT internships you may be interested in across various agencies in the federal government.


Use the tools and resources below to find various cybersecurity apprenticeship options across the U.S.: